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Fianna Fáil has abandoned rural Ireland – Kenny

18 May, 2017 - by Martin Kenny TD

Speaking in Leinster House today, before the Dáil vote on his Rural Equality Bill, Sinn Féin TD for Sligo, Leitrim, West Cavan and South Donegal Martin Kenny said he is hoping still that all rural TDs will support the Bill, but it seems that Fianna Fáil has abandoned rural Ireland.

Deputy Kenny said:

“We are being told that Fianna Fáil will vote against our Bill, which is very disappointing.

“This directly contradicts everything that party likes to say about defending rural Ireland.

“The reality is that Fianna Fáil has abandoned rural Ireland and proof of it is how they are voting with the government against this measure which would ensure that public bodies would have to rural-proof their actions to ensure they did not adversely affect rural areas.

“Lip service is one thing. Standing up for rural Ireland is another. Fianna Fáil is propping up Fine Gael no matter what. I am sure their rural TDs will be red-faced as they vote against this measure in the Dáil this afternoon and rightly so, they should be ashamed.” 

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